My Side of the Mountain. Pages #41-58
- Why do you think Sam is so excited to get his falcon?
- What lesson did the visit from the forest warden teach Sam?
- Why was getting a deer so important to Sam?
· Shinnied, exertion, raving, resolved, berated.
Kicked Out. Chapters 3 and 4.
- Compare Darren’s strategy with dealing with Dime to that of his parents? Which do you think will be more successful?
- Why does Dime like Gabe so much?
- Dime acts tough. Is she as tough as she acts? Explain.
- Aide, lecture, combat, rippled, unconscious.
The Giver. Chapters #5-7
1. What do you think the pills that Jonas now has to take, do?
2. What did front-buttoned jackets symbolize? Explain the symbolism.
3. Explain the significance of the new-child’s name, “Caleb”. What is your opinion of this tradition?
4. Was the way the ‘Community’ corrected Asher’s speech, appropriate and effective? Explain.
· meticulously, scrupulously, prestige, chastisement, sheepish.
The Outsiders. Chapter 3
- Do you think Ponyboy and Cherry will ‘hook up’? Why or why not?
- Compare how the death of Pony’s parents has affected each of the three brothers.
- What happens when Pony comes home after his curfew? Why do you think Darry reacts this way?
- At the end of the chapter, how does the author foreshadow that bad things are going to happen?
· Impersonally, ornery, resignedly, aloof, quivering
Lord of the Nutcracker Men. Chapters 5 and 6
- Define ‘irony’. Why was it ironic that Mr. Tuttle gave so much money to Johnny for his ‘guy’?
- What day was Johnny commemorating when he made his “guy”? Describe the origin of the holiday.
- The author used the ceremony that Johnny went to as a metaphor. What is a metaphor and what do you think the burning of Johnny’s ‘guy’ was supposed to represent?
- If Sarah’s voice, clothes, shape and hair aren’t like a boy’s, why did Johnny think, “she was exactly like a boy”?
- Fizzly, suffragettes, livid, treason, whittle
- Sector, churned, atrocious, lolling, gangly.